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Second taskbar in windows7?

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October 1, 2009 7:01:33 AM

Hi, I am new in Windows 7. I want to install a second taskbar or toolbar like we used to do with XP. When using XP I could just drag the "my Computer" icon towars one of the sides of the screen and immediately a second toolbar was created with all the "my Computer" data in it.
I wonder if i can do the same thing or something similar with Windows 7 that will allow me to install a second toolbar, say, on top side of the screen?

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a b $ Windows 7
October 1, 2009 8:16:17 PM

There is no my in front of folders in W7, the Computer icon can be shown on desktop but you can't create a toolbar with it by dragging to the side.
You can create toolbars by right click on taskbar and select folder. There are a lot of changes that can make it easier to find what you want.
There is a tutorial on the Windows seven forum: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/?ltr=L&ltr=L
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a b $ Windows 7
October 2, 2009 8:47:58 AM




Right click an empty area on the taskbar

Click Toolbars

Click New Toolbar...





Select Computer (on Left hand side)

Click Select Folder






Thats it
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You can add more taskbar/s, follow the same steps, choose different Folder/s
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October 2, 2009 5:54:37 PM

That's not the same thing as a separate toolbar, and it's no substitute. Extra toolbars have the advantage of location: a left-side toolbar, for example, removes the need to travel across the entire expanse of screen - my mouse is closer to the top-left of the screen FAR more often than it is near the bottom left - but i have never liked the toolbar anywhere except the bottom because the buttons were too big. To work around this omission, I initially wrote my own "extra toolbar" program and used it white figuring out a satisfactory native solution.

I now position "the" toolbar on the left side of the screen instead of the bottom, about an inch wide with autohide turned off. In the topmost position, I pin JumplistLauncher, where i keep the most important items from my pre-7 toolbar set, separated into categories. An imperfect workaround, but tolerable.

My other big complaint was that it is difficult to start additional instances of programs, but that turned out to be an error on my part: middle-clicking does start a second instance. I also find useful the fact that dragging a taskbar button toward the desktop always opens the program's jumplist.

Now, if I could just open all instances of a program with one mouse operation instead of it requiring multiple trips to the previews. It's a shame that there is a "close all windows" but not an "open all windows".
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October 3, 2009 5:56:32 AM

Thanks for all the answers
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October 3, 2009 6:25:48 AM

Try the tool called ultramon... it will add a secnod taskbar to windows 7.

Its a pretty convienent and easy to use program.
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October 9, 2009 9:46:36 AM

i would also like a solution to this. i tried ultramon but i can not figure out how to create a second bar on the side.

this is a great feature in vista and xp. adding the fact that they removed the quicklaunch feature. windows 7 looks like a looser to me.
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January 6, 2010 4:07:05 PM

Is the Ultramon software really compatible with Windows 7? I can't find anywhere on the link above that says it will work with 7.
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June 23, 2010 6:44:04 PM

I had the same problem. Have always used the side toolbar this way since windows NT.
I found an application online (free download), that after a bit a fiddelling with the settings looks like the old windows sidebar.

http://rocketdock.com/download
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November 7, 2010 7:21:34 PM

superhighperf said:
i would also like a solution to this. i tried ultramon but i can not figure out how to create a second bar on the side.

this is a great feature in vista and xp. adding the fact that they removed the quicklaunch feature. windows 7 looks like a looser to me.



I was able to make a toolbar docked to the side of the screen using a program and it just looked as what XP and Vista allowed us to make.

See this for details,
http://www.itfall.com/windows-7-toolbar-how-to-create-i...
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November 7, 2010 7:55:24 PM

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